In Belize, Central America, there are terrifying stories about strange creatures such as the jungle gnome called Tata Duende who has backwards feet, rips thumbs off, and has magical powers or the beautiful but deadly seductress named Xtabai who steals souls and shapeshifts into animals, people, and even someone you know. Stories of these creatures and many more are so terrifying, they are past down from generation to generation as folklore and legends.
The ancient legends are captured, documented, and preserved by Belizean Artists and Animators, GrissyG and Dismas, in a comprehensive series and book with images of fine Art, information about the creatures, a compare and contrast of the Belizean myths with other myths across the world, descriptions of the Art process, and Belizean cultural iconography that inspired the series.
Discover the cryptozoological, paranormal, supernatural, and unexplained creatures that are believed to haunt Belize.
"...This latest presentation of Belize legends, myths, stories just proves how firmly they have remained in our universal psyche. What GrissyG and Dismas have done is to use the backgrounds to pinpoint the specific locations in Belize and that is so unique. This is a wonderful addition to our very limited collection of Belize-oriented literature."
-- Araceli "Lita" Hunter Krohn, Belizean Educator and Historian
About the Author
GrissyG and Dismas, born in Corozal Town, Belize, Central America, moved to sunny California to fulfill their dream to be artists. In 1999 they met at Los Angeles Mission College where they attended and graduated with an Associates degree in Art and Multimedia.
In 2003, work to produce Art, animation and books. In 2004 they married and continued their creative career in Art.
They have also authored two books,"Legends of Belize Creature Book" and "Legends of Belize, A Series About Mythical Creatures That Dwell In The Jungles And Waters Of Belize."
They have presented at Universities and schools in California and in Belize, been featured in the news, newspapers, on the radio and TV. Experts in the field of Belizean mythology, they were special guests in a documentary titled "Boogeymen, Tata Duende," about the Belizean mythical jungle gnome, they are also producing an animated feature about the Legendary Tata Duende based on Belizean culture and mythology.
Publisher: BookBaby; 1 edition (August 5, 2013)